Bill Cosby’s defence will argue that he had a deal with a suburban Philadelphia prosecutor in 2005 that he would not be prosecuted and should give evidence freely in accuser Andrea Constand’s civil lawsuit. Photograph: Matt Rourke/AP

A former Pennsylvania district attorney who declined in 2005 to prosecute Bill Cosby for sexual assault testified on Tuesday he had concerns about the(...)

A judge must decide whether there was an immunity deal in place over a 2005 lawsuit against Bill Cosby. File photograph: Eric Thayer/Reuters

A former prosecutor is expected to say that he promised Bill Cosby would never be charged over a Pennsylvania sex-assault complaint, but a judge must (...)

 Bill Cosby leaving the courthouse in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania after his arraignment on charges of aggravated indecent assault over an incident that took place in 2004. It was the first criminal charge filed against the actor after dozens of women claimed abuse. Photograph: Kena Betancur/AFP/Getty Images

He was her mentor and one of the most famous people to have attended Temple University, Pennsylvania, where she worked as a director of operations fo(...)

 US comedian Bill Cosby arrives on Wednesday at the Court House in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania to face charges of aggravated indecent assault. Cosby was arraigned over an incident that took place in 2004 - the first criminal charge filed against the actor after dozens of women alleged abuse. Photograph: AFP

Bill Cosby was charged late on Wednesday with sexually assaulting a woman after plying her with drugs and alcohol in 2004, the only criminal case aga(...)

 A file image of  US actor Bill Cosby. Photograph: AFP

Bill Cosby lost his latest bid to fend off a lawsuit accusing him of sexually abusing a 15-year-old girl at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles in 197(...)

Bill Cosby: more than 40 women have come forward in the past year alleging he drugged and sexually assaulted them in incidents dating back decades. Photograph: AFP Photo

Comedian Bill Cosby filed legal papers on Tuesday calling for court sanctions against a woman accusing him of sexual assault, saying she breached the(...)

Comedian Bill Cosby has never been criminally charged. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Comedian Bill Cosby testified in 2005 that he had obtained Quaaludes with the intent of giving the sedatives to young women in order to have sex with (...)

Bill Cosby gave an exclusive interview to the National Enquirer in 2005 in exchange for a promise by the tabloid that it would drop a story about previously undisclosed sexual assault allegations. Photograph: Getty

Bill Cosby gave an exclusive interview to the National Enquirer in 2005 in exchange for a promise by the tabloid that it would drop a more damaging st(...)

Bill Cosby, who declined to answer questions by a National Public Radio journalist about accusations of sexual assault that resurfaced in recent weeks. Photograph: Eric Thayer/Files/Reuters

The short exchange was excruciatingly awkward. Bill Cosby, veteran comedian and one of the biggest American television stars of the 1980s, was being i(...)

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